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Student Activism at Middlebury College

As part of Middlebury College Special Collections' commitment to preserving and providing access to a complex record of student life, we are sharing a selection of 19th-21st Century primary documents related to student activism at Middlebury.  We hope that the items in this collection contribute to a more complete history of the College, its student body, the broader communities in which they reside, and the rich - and sometimes controversial - history of political and cultural discourse on camp...



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A letter to parents of Middlebury College students describing the aims and methods of the Black Panther Party, with text reprinted from “What do the Panthers stand for”.
Topics: Student activism, Racism on campus, Student strikes, Black Panther Party, Middlebury College,...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Satirical poster displayed by students in the Davis Library at Middlebury College.  This image was digitized from the original, held by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Racism on campus, Campus politics, Middlebury College, Cultural appropriation, Halloween, Costumes,...
Students gathered at Middlebury College during the May 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by I Am Addis
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Satirical wanted poster created by students at Middlebury College in response to the alleged racial profiling of student Addis Fouche-Channer '17 by Middlebury College Public Safety.  The College accused Fouche-Channer of involvement in the March 2, 2017 protests against guest speaker Charles Murray based on the uncorroborated testimony of a Public Safety officer; Fouche-Channer argued that she did not attend the protest and was not in the area at the time. This image is a digtized version of...
Topics: Racism on campus, March 2nd protests, Racial profiling, Student activism, Title IX, Law...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Student organizers at Middlebury College during the May 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Pamphlet calling for “10 days of resistance” from April 22 to May 1, 2017 in protest of the Trump/Pence administration. This flyer was posted in the Davis Library at Middlebury College in April 2017. These include the 4/22/17 March for Science, 4/29/17 People’s Climate March, and 5/1/17 protests around immigration issues in Washington DC. This is a digitized version of the original held by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Student activism, Campus politics, Anti-Trump, March for Science, Middlebury College, Anti-fascism
Students gathered at Middlebury College during the March 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike, Middlebury College.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Protestors gathered against the Vietnam War in 1968. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: 1968 strike, Student activism, Vietnam War, Protests, Student protestors, Activism, Anti-war...
Memo concerning Middlebury College freshman Michael Bishoff’s arrest on arson charges in connection with the 7 May 1970 fire at Recitation Hall, Middlebury College.
Topics: Student activism, Campus politics, Vandalism, Recitation Hall, Middlebury College, Student strikes,...
Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike, Middlebury College.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Sign posted during student strike at Middlebury College, March 1970.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Signs protesting the Vietnam War at Middlebury College, 1972/
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Students gathered at Middlebury College during the March 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Community members assembling in solidarity with student protesters facing disciplinary action at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, March 2nd protests
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Display sponsored by the Middlebury Radical Education Action Project, 1972.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Protesters marching in Middlebury, Vermont against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Draft letter addressing parents of Middlebury College students with regard to the 1970 student strike on campus.
Topics: Student activism, Campus politics, Middlebury College, Student strikes, Anti-war protest, American...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Middlebury College Strike Committee
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Daily schedule of activities distributed during the 1970 student strike at Middlebury College. This resource has been digitized from the original, held by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student strikes, Student activism, Anti-war protest, Campus politics, Vietnam...
Middlebury Special Collections
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Audio recordings from the 1970 student strike, Middlebury College. Speakers include: Baehr, Karla; Peterson, Teusch; Humphrey, Gregg; Wood, Bill; Dean O'Brien; Akpan, John; Nuovo, Victor.
Topics: WRMC, Middlebury College, Student activism, Student strikes, Speeches, Audio recordings
Student strikers gathered at Middlebury College, May 1970.
Topics: Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam War
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Recitation Hall at Middlebury College after arson fire set by a student during the May 1970 strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Arson, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vandalism
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike, Middlebury College.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike, Middlebury College.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Protestors gathered against the Vietnam War in 1968. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: 1968 strike, Student activism, Vietnam War, Protests, Student protestors, Activism, Anti-war...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Students assembled for anti-war protest at Middlebury College, 1986.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Cold War
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Students at Middlebury College stage a “die-in” against racism and police violence in solidarity with protesters at Ferguson, MO and Black Lives Matter. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Racism on campus, Black...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Recitation Hall at Middlebury College after arson fire set by a student during the May 1970 strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Arson, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vandalism
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike, Middlebury College.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Union for National Draft Opposition
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Statement describing the aims and views of UNDO. This resource has been digitized from the original, held by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Selective service, Student activism, Anti-war protest, Campus politics, Draft...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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This resource has been digitized from the original, held at Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student strikes, Campus politics, Speeches, Arson, Faculty
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
by Middlebury College
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1970
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by ALICE
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Statement from the ALICE group, daclaring their intent to present a scheduled play during the student strike of 1970 at Middlebury College.
Topics: Student activism, Campus politics, Theater, ALICE, Middlebury College, Student strikes
Protester holding an American flag during the March 1970 student strike at Middlebury College.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Document created by Middlebury College students in protest of the war in Vietnam.  The declaration includes references to some senior students' decision to wear armbands symbolizing their opposition to the war during commencement. This is a scanned copy of the original, held by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Student activism, Anti-war protest, Commencement ceremonies, Middlebury College, Vietnam War
Bulletin board at Middlebury College during the May 1970 student strike, displaying material from student organizers, the Black Panther Party, etc.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike, Middlebury College.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Middlebury College Undergraduate Association
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Pamphlet advertising an anti-war demonstration at Middlebury College.  This resource has been digitized from the original, held by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Second World War, WWII, Anti-war protests, Student activism, Campus politics
Students gathered at Middlebury College during the May 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Middlebury College Joint Peace Committee
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Document circulated at Middlebury College protesting American involvement in the Second World War and promoting a Memorial Day Peace Parade.
Topics: Student activism, Anti-war protests, Middlebury College, Second World War, WWII, Memorial Day,...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Middlebury College Strike Committee
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Daily schedule of activities distributed during the 1970 student strike at Middlebury College. This resource has been digitized from the original, held by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student strikes, Student activism, Anti-war protest, Campus politics, Vietnam...
Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike, Middlebury College.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Students gathered at Middlebury College during the May 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Middlebury Special Collections
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Audio recordings from the 1970 student strike, Middlebury College. Speakers include Dick Noel (WFAD).
Topics: WRMC, Middlebury College, Student activism, Student strikes, Speeches, Audio recordings
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Ad-hoc Strike Steering Committee
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This resource has been digitized from the original, held at Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student strikes, Campus politics, Speeches, Arson, Student activism
Letter describing protest activities against the Vietnam War during commencement, Middlebury College, 1971.
Topics: Student activism, Campus politics, Anti-war protest, Vietnam War, Middlebury College, Commencement...
Students gathered at Middlebury College during the May 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Margaret Lindon
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First-year senator Charles Rainey reads a selection of messages about him posted to the social media app YikYak, 2016.  Rainey had recently written an article published in the Middlebury Campus student newspaper that criticized the College’s MLK Today event and calling for condemnation of racially-charged comments made by Justice Anthony Scalia regarding black students on college campuses.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Student government, YikYak, Social media, Racism, Racism on...
Middlebury Special Collections
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Audio recordings from the 1970 student strike, Middlebury College. Speakers include: Green, Skip; Metzger; Baehr, Karla; Humphrey, Greg (WRMC summary); Wood, Bill (WRMC summary).
Topics: WRMC, Middlebury College, Student activism, Student strikes, Speeches, Audio recordings
Statement of Lt. Gov. Thomas Hayes of Vermont as read by president Armstrong of Middlebury College on the Recitation Hall arson during the student strike of 1970.
Topics: Student activism, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vandalism, Middlebury College, Arson
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Middlebury College Office of the Vice President
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A form letter composed by the Office of the Vice President at Middlebury College, in response to inquiries concerning activities on campus during the May 1970 student strike. This resource has been digitized from the original, held by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student strikes, Student activism, Office of the Vice President, Campus...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Draft letter to Middlebury College alumni written during the student strike of 1970.
Topics: Student activism, Campus politics, Anti-war protest, Vietnam War, Middlebury College, Student...
Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike, Middlebury College.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Students gathered at Middlebury College during the March 1970 student strike. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Topics: Speeches, Student strikes, College presidents, Arson
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Recitation Hall at Middlebury College after arson fire set by a student during the May 1970 strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Arson, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vandalism
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Middlebury College Council
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Document of the activities of the Middlebury College Council during the student strike of 1970. This resource has been digitized from the original, held by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student strikes, Student activism, Anti-war protest, Campus politics, College...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by The Continual Presence in Washington
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Flyer for the Continual Presence in Washington organizing group.
Topics: Campus politics, Student strikes, Middlebury College, Continuing Presence in Washington, Anti-war...
Statement from the president of Middlebury College concerning an 1879 student walkout in protest of disciplinary actions against a member of the Sophomore class.
Topics: Student activism, Middlebury College, Student strikes, College presidents, Student discipline
Source: a2.hulbertcb.suspension.1879
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Smyth, Jane, et al.
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This resource has been digitized from the original, held at Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus politics, Student strikes, Middlebury (Vt.), Town-gown...
Students gathered at Middlebury College during the May 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Images of “Divestment wall” at Middlebury College
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes,...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Poster at Middlebury College during the May 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by General Strike Committee
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Bulletin describing events, speakers, and activities during the 1970 student strike at Middlebury College.
Topics: Student activism, Campus politics, Anti-war protest, Vietnam War, Middlebury College, Student...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Students gathered at Middlebury College during the May 1970 student strike.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Vietnam...
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Walkout in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, MO at Middlebury College. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Ferguson unrest, Black Lives...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by Middlebury College College Council
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Statement from the College Council regarding suspension of normal business in protest of the Vietnam War and in response to the 1970 shootings at Kent State.
Topics: Student activism, Campus politics, Anti-war protest, Vietnam War, Middlebury College, Student...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Student with protest sign at Middlebury College, 1986.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Cold War
Source: S6 – Student activities, Special Collections, Middlebury College Library, Middlebury (Vt.)